Plus there will be live music from the brilliant Mazaika Duo, who’ll play a set drawn from and inspired by the phenomenal film music hits.In February’s Café, we’ll delve into the world of Isaac Babel's Odessa.Plus there’ll be live music from our great collaborators Mazaika and Sasha Ilyukevich and tunes from DJ Mourrka who have performed with us many times since 2012.
We’ll explore the wonderful Nadezhda Teffi, the hugely popular and funny story writer and author of Pushkin Press’ Memories, From Moscow to the Black Sea’ and stories by the more famous émigré writers, Vladimir Nabokov and Ivan Bunin with speakers and readers including Robert Chandler, Bryan Karetnyk, Dr Maria Rubins and Dash artistic director Josephine Burton.
Plus there'll be wonderful live music to accompany our conversation and bring the words to life thanks to the brilliant Sasha Ilukyevich and Rochelle Swanson.
The lively conversation will be accompanied by film clips compiled by our friends from Obskura, music and, as always, our brilliant audience The Émigré Flight from Russia Our May Café will focus on the writers and artists caught up in the chaos of the Russian Revolution and subsequent Civil War.
Many writers went on to settle in Paris, Berlin and elsewhere and forged new lives in exile.
Dash Arts and Kino Klassika present Exposure: The Politics of Soviet Filmmaking Industry as our March Dash Cafe.
We'll show clips from across the decades that take in representations of early Soviet social realism, war patriotism and the impact of tight censorship on the industry with lively debate with experts including Orlando Figes and Vlad Strukov, Associate Professor in Film and Digital Culture at the University of Leeds.
Our April Dash Café takes place within Food of War’s Clouded Lands exhibition at Rich Mix, a show of photography, installation, painting, gastro-performance, sculpture and filming that explores the impact of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, precisely 31 years on.
As part of our Clouded Lands Cafe, we’ll sample the gastro-performance and discuss the work and wider issues with several of the participating artists from Food of War including Zinaida Lihacheva, Hernan Barros and Omar Castaneda inspired by Noble prize winner Svetlana Alexeivich's Chernobyl Prayer, plus BBC journalist Lucy Ash and Peter Conradi author of the very newly published Who Lost Russia? Additionally there'll be hauntingly beautiful live music from Ukrainian songstress Iryna Muha.
We’ll explore his tales of the dark underbelly of the city, filled with gangsters, prostitutes, beggars and smugglers and everyday Jewish life.